Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo

Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” and with good reason: it is foundational in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials development and nanotechnology.  

At Waterloo, we offer some of the most interdisciplinary and cutting edge undergraduate and graduate chemistry programs in Canada, where specializations prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia. The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality in its programs and this commitment is reflected with the teaching and research excellence of our award winning staff and faculty.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore our programs to see for yourself what we have to offer. Consider becoming a part of Waterloo Chemistry where teaching, mentoring and research combine to prepare you for your career.

  1. June 1, 2023Jonathan Baugh developing new materials for future quantum devices

    Dr. Jonathan Baugh, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), and E. Annelise Bergeron, a doctoral student from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, are one step closer to developing the materials needed for future quantum devices.

  2. May 25, 2023Winter 2023 Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards

    We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Winter 2023 Graduate TA Award winners. Through these challenging times the very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals has had considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs. 

  3. Apr. 28, 2023Abigale O'Reilly wins the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student
    Abigale O'Reilly

    Abigale O'Reilly has received the 2023 Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student.

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  1. June 5, 2023Vancouver Alumni Cocktail Reception
    Vancouver skyline

    In conjunction with the annual meeting of the CSC, the Department of Chemistry will be hosting a cocktail reception at Steamworks Brewpub in Vancouver and invites all science alumni in the area to attend.

  2. June 14, 2023Doctoral Thesis Defence - Daniel Ramirez

    "Solid Solution Tetrelides and Pnictides for Thermoelectric Applications"

    Supervisor:  H. Kleinke

    Wednesday, June 14, 2023
    1:00 PM

    In-person: C2-361 (Reading Room)

  3. July 25, 2023Doctoral Thesis Defence - Volition La

    "Selection and characterization of an aptamer to a thiazole orange derivative for use in a fluorescence-based biosensor"

    Supervisor:  T. Dieckmann

    Tuesday, July 25, 2023
    2:00 PM

    In-person C2-361 

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